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Carlton buzzes with unofficial 'Daze'

There was a celebratory feel in Carlton last weekend as a Carlton Daze "light" version took place amid the Covid-19 pandemic that shut the annual event down officially. But some regular events went...


Wrong days never felt so right

In what normally would be a summer filled with parades and town celebrations, Wright, on the western edge of Carlton County, stands alone. It was filled with normal sounds of summer fun - such as a...


Fire alarm empties apartment building

Residents of the Carlton Lofts apartments in Cloquet were forced to exit the building Sunday night when a fire alarm went off just before midnight. Fortunately, it was not a big fire and the alarms...


Carlton celebrates this weekend

The fun continues this weekend in Carlton, where the annual Carlton Daze event was canceled due to the pandemic but some local businesses are continuing with several of the traditional... Full story

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    July 24, 2020

Carlton happenings

There’s lots going on around Carlton this weekend. At the Carlton VFW Friday: Bingo 4-8 p.m., music by Stranded 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday: Car show 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., bingo 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., horses...


Wright celebrates 'Wrong' this weekend

The folks in Wright are holding the 55th annual Wrong Days in Wright celebration this weekend, July 17-19. Friday events start with the rummage sale at St. John's Church from noon-6 p.m., with a...


Carlton Daze 'lite' set for next weekend

The fun continues next weekend in Carlton, where the official Carlton Daze celebration was canceled due to the pandemic but some local businesses are continuing with a few of the traditional weekend’s most popular events July 24-26. The...

 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    July 17, 2020

Wrenshall News: Progress at the school

For many families, summer is looking a little different this year. Many camps are canceled along with many of the usual structured activities. For me and my 3- and 5-year-olds, this means that news...


Wright/Cromwell news

The 55th annual Wrong Days in Wright will be taking place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, July 17-19, in Wright with a somewhat scaled back list of events. Wrong Days will start out with the...


It makes sense that Wrong Days go uninterrupted

While many other summer festivities have gone by the wayside during the coronavirus pandemic, the folks in Wright will hold the small town's trademark celebration July 17-20. This year's festivities... Full story


NorthEastern has big sale Saturday

The NorthEastern Hotel and Saloon will hold its annual Nordlager Club sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, on the grounds of the historic hotel and drinking establishment on Dunlap Island (115 St. Louis Ave.) Cloquet. Look for the 40-foot-tall... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

On the Fourth of July, my son Curtis, friend Shirley Goodin and I went to the “compound” at Sherriff Lake (land owned by Sharon Lake’s kids Robin and Eric) to help celebrate Sharon’s...


Virtual voice lessons lead to outdoor recital

After spending the last quarter of the spring giving virtual voice lessons, Hamre School of Voice held its classical spring recital on the grounds of the historic Scott House south of Carlton on June... Full story


Local events calendar

Arrowhead Library Bookmobile visits: • Monday, July 6: Brookston-Pines Board & Lodge 8:45-9:45 a.m., Kettle River-Main Street 1-2:15 p.m. • Tuesday, July 7: Cotton-Wilbert Cafe 10am-12pm The Aug. 14-15 Cloquet High School Class of 1965 reunion...


County Seat Theater throws lines outside

As social distancing restrictions continue to limit indoor performances, Cloquet's County Seat Theater headed to the great outdoors June 18 to try something new. Actors gathered on makeshift stages,... Full story

 By Leola Rodd    Happenings    July 3, 2020

Carlton events

Happy Fourth of July to everyone. For me as a kid growing up in Cloquet, the Fourth of July was the highlight of the summer. People came from miles around for the big parade, the carnival rides at...


Wright/Cromwell news

The 55th annual Wrong Days in Wright is a go, and will be taking place the weekend of July 17-19 in Wright with a scaled-back list of events. There are posters up around the area, so you can check on... Full story


Going out: What's open?

BARNUM The Chickadee Coffeehouse & Deli 3691 Alan Syverson Drive, Barnum 218-389-4444 Curbside pickup, takeout, delivery for Barnum residents Indoor & outdoor dining, first-come, first-serve Lazy Bear Grill 3696 Main Street, Barnum 218-389-6991... Full story


Happy father's day

Artists were back this month and sent us their renderings of their fathers after we asked for them last week. If you still want to send in your artwork, take a picture and email it to...


County hosting street meeting

The public is invited to attend a Carlton County meeting (via phone or internet) at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 about the proposed design for the 14th Street reconstruction project tentatively scheduled for the 2021-22 construction seasons. The... Full story


Meeting Monday for tax appeals

The County Board of Equalization and the Board of Review and Equalization for the unorganized townships meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, June 15 at the Carlton County Transportation Building. The meeting is in-person and provides an... Full story


Church hosting blood drive

Journey Christian Church will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 at 1400 Washington Ave. in Cloquet. The Red Cross encourages healthy, eligible individuals to make an appointment to give blood... Full story


Wright/Cromwell news

I just got word from Mary Purcell’s daughter that she fell and broke a bone in her neck. She will be in recovery and rehab for the next six weeks or so. Cards of encouragement and speedy recovery...


Farmers market

Spring in 2020 looks quite different from a year ago. Farming weather has been cold and dry in contrast to the wet spring of 2019. It’s been great to stretch our muscles in the garden sooner than usual, but some early crops suffered during the...


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